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OIE: Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds), Namibia
submited by kickingbird at Jun, 21, 2019 15:25 PM from OIE

Information received on 20/06/2019 from Dr Adrianatus Florentius Maseke, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Windhoek, Namibia
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 02/02/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 07/02/2019
Report date 20/06/2019
Date submitted to OIE 20/06/2019
Date event resolved 20/06/2019
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (12/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (20/06/2019)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 Halifax Island, Luderitz, Luderitz, Karas
Date of start of the outbreak 20/02/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (20/06/2019)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Jackass Penguin:Spheniscus demersus(Spheniscidae) 174 174 0 0
Outbreak 2 Ichaboe Island, Luderitz, Luderitz, Karas
Date of start of the outbreak 20/02/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (20/06/2019)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Jackass Penguin:Spheniscus demersus(Spheniscidae) 45 45 0 0
Outbreak 3 Mercury Island, Luderitz, Luderitz, Karas
Date of start of the outbreak 20/06/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (20/06/2019)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Jackass Penguin:Spheniscus demersus(Spheniscidae) 19 19 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Jackass Penguin:Spheniscus demersus(Spheniscidae) 238 238 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Jackass Penguin:Spheniscus demersus(Spheniscidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Wild migratory water fowl
Epidemiological comments No more cases were reported and the event is resolved.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Jackass Penguin reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 22/02/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
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